New Mexico contains seventeen schools that offer hotel and hospitality management programs. Texas Tech University, the highest-ranking hotel and hospitality management school in NM, has a total student population of 30,049 and is the 150th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 17 hotel and hospitality management schools in New Mexico, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Johnson & Wales University-Denver comes out as the most expensive ($23,765/yr), with Central Texas College as the lowest recorded at only $4,285/yr.
Hotel and Hospitality Management students from New Mexico schools who go on to become hotel and hospitality managers, hospitality managers, hotel managers, food service managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 224,360 people working as hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $21,130. Also, Lodging managers make on average $53,500 per year and there are about 31,660 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New Mexico alone, there are 270 employed lodging managers earning an average yearly salary of $44,240. Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks in this state earn $19,500/yr and there are 2,730 employed.
Also, within the hotel and hospitality management schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from hotel and hospitality management, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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